Cost is an indirect measurement of energy content of products.
Application advantages could be as precious as intrinsic engine ones.
Quasiturbine is most economical in use, maintenance, resources and
More Than an Engine
The Quasiturbine is much more than an engine. In
reference to conventional engine technologies, each Quasiturbine can be
considered as a package comprising as well :
- An engine per say (Compatible with a variety of fuel, including
hydrogen, and with a preference for cheap low octane gasoline in
photo-detonation mode, also possibility of a lubrication free engine).
- An energy saver of at least 20 %, which represents thousands of
dollars saving on the engine life.
- A vibration damping system of extreme efficiency, which totally
reduces the discomforts (think at chainsaws, motorcycles, RV's or boat's
generators, transportation vehicles, propeller planes ...).
- A noise attenuation device several time superior to conventional
- A high performance gearbox (8 to 10 % additional savings) having no
weight (other saving having less weight to transport).
- An high performance anti-pollution system (non catalytic), giving
considerably more reduction of the NOx level than conventional system.
- An anti-gravitation system (well said !) reducing the weight of the
engine-flywheel-shaft-gearbox assembly (without flywheel) by about 70%
compare to conventional pistons engine.
- A densification system, reducing by more than 50% the
engine-flywheel-shaft-gearbox assembly volume, which leaves
more space in the vehicle for other uses.
- An extra-acceleration capability, which offers a
more nervous engine
to recreational vehicle operators (be careful!).
These overall characteristics would be out of reach from
conventional technologies, and have direct and indirect positive economic
impacts on the Quasiturbine product.
Several years ago, manufacturing cost was much higher for non flat or
cylindrical components, which is not anymore the case with the today's
modern digital tooling equipments. The Quasiturbine has much less
components that any other engine concept (no gears, no valve...), and
nowhere there is a higher requirement in material or manufacturing
technology. Consequently, all the prerequisites are satisfied for lower
production cost in comparable moderate or high series production lines.
Not only the Quasiturbine is less expensive to
manufacture and to sale, but because its numerous unique characteristics,
it generates savings in:
Application integration design and process;
In use, by direct efficiency improvement;
In co-lateral damages due to vibration;
In maintenance and expected engine lifetime;
In reducing weight and space;
Environmental measures and concerns.
As an example, in the automobile industry, a car fuel
saving over the first 5 years is likely to exceed the cost of the
Quasiturbine itself. This is essentially like offering consumers a car
with a free engine!